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Redistricting discussions are building this week to a crescendo at the State Legislature. EDC, The Chamber of Commerce and the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors are all watching developments closely as the final determination could have major impact on El Paso County’s military installations and legislative bargaining in the future. Stay tuned for details on […]
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Clothing and school supplies would be tax-free during an annual Colorado “sales tax holiday” under consideration in the Colorado House. The bill would make Colorado the 17th state to waive sales taxes on back-to-school items for a short period each year. Colorado’s proposal would set the holiday for the first weekend in August. The holiday […]
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A few declined to comment on the ballot issues because they were not well informed about those issues, but those who were knowledgeable had a lot to say. Here’s what they said about these issues. Rocky Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Corporation Amendment 28 “This amendment makes it convenient for people to vote, and […]
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Colorado lawmakers and the recycling industry are talking about how recycling old computers, televisions and other electronics can create jobs. A bill pending that is now in the state Senate would ban certain electronics from going to a landfill. The Senate has given preliminary approval to the measure, and it faces one final vote before […]
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Federal officials say safety is still a concern at the Pueblo Chemical Depot because of leaking weapons. Quality assurance specialist Lisabeth Watchutka says more than 100 of the 780,000 chemical weapons stored at the depot have leaked since 1973. Watchutka says that’s a small percentage, but safety is still a concern. Authorities say no one […]
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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will host an information session Monday for the Colorado Advanced Industries Accelerator Grants. The session will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla in Colorado Springs. Colorado’s advanced industries also include advanced manufacturing, bioscience, electronics, energy and natural resources, […]
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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers obtained a $594,000 judgment against Thomas Roland for his role in defrauding Colorado consumers, according to a report from the AG’s office. The judgment follows a similar $594,000 settlement handed down in August against Enhanced Services Solutions after the company engaged in unregistered debt management services for Colorado consumers. The […]
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Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is giving enforcement vehicles to other state agencies after leasing more vehicles than it has workers. Enforcement officials signed an eight-year lease for two dozen new vehicles, mostly SUVs that cost $30,000 apiece. Months after signing the lease, the agency found fees were not as much as expected and it […]
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Some Americans could see equivalent to a month’s salary in federal tax refunds this year. The nation’s taxpayers will receive an estimated $230 billion in federal tax refunds this year, according to the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax. The refunds will be welcome, especially for the estimated 40 percent of U.S. households living […]
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An El Paso County representative has received one of the lowest scores for her votes for conservation and the environment. And a state senator from the area earned the highest score. According to the Colorado Conservation Voters 2012 scorecard, Rep. Marsh Looper only voted in favor of environmental or conservation legislation 8 percent of the […]
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He once led Pikes Peak Community College. Now, Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become U.S. secretary of labor, according to a Reuters article today. The news service cites sources familiar with the situation. Garcia, a Hispanic former president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, would bring racial diversity and a Western flair […]
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Colorado’s position as a key battleground state in the 2012 presidential race comes with a wrinkle neither party seems to like: A freewheeling ballot initiative tradition that could put both legalizing marijuana and gay marriage before voters on Election Day next year. Marijuana activists have begun gathering signatures to ask voters to allow pot for […]
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